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Seeker’s Circle Book Club: The Wisdom of Wilderness
November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The natural world has a power to inspire the best and soothe the worst in each of us. It also has much to teach us about the wilderness within and the divine presence that is manifest in nature. In this, his last work, beloved author Gerald May offers a memoir and spiritual guide that reveals the great lessons available to us when we retreat from our busy lives to the serenity of the natural wilderness.
The Wisdom of Wilderness expresses the healing and wholeness May received through spending time in the wild — whether hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, or, often, just sitting. Also, May saw that wilderness can be found anywhere — a garden, a park, perhaps in one’s own room, or even in other people. Wherever we find it, it calls to what is natural in each of our hearts, reassuring us that we are part of a bigger creation and teaching us how to make peace with the outer world and with our inner selves.
Seeker’s Circle Book Club meets six times a year at the Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown, 7:00 pm Study Room 333, reading and discussing books that describe the religious life and traditions of several of the world’s religions and current issues in interfaith dialogue. Inquiries to Gwen Skrabak, 301-797-1603 or Kathleen O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org / 301-739-3250 ext. 166. Books can be purchased online or, if available, borrowed from the library. Download a flyer.
- Thursday, Nov. 21: The Wisdom of Wilderness
- Thursday, Jan. 16: Made for Happiness
- Thursday, Mar. 19: Killers of the Flower Moon
- Thursday, May 21: Ninety-nine Stories of God